My favorite Bruin is now my least favorite. You stand with your brothers, no matter what. Tim Thomas, you were once my favorite goaltender and I watched you with admiration, but once you injected politics into the game, you had to go. Just a note- as a hockey player myself: If my team won the cup during the Bush years, I would go to the White House. I would not have said a word against Bush then. Why? Because it's a game and an honor to be invited, no matter what your political stripe. You go, you support your brothers, and you share the Cup with the country. If you have political differences with the President, bring them up later and as vocally as you want, but not in relation to the Cup. The Cup belongs to us all, no matter what your politics. Thomas has shamed hockey. I was shocked by this, because Thomas has always been one of my faves, even though he's a Bruin. Trust me, that's saying a lot. Douchebag. You're ruining sports by injecting your political beliefs into them. Then by refusing to take questions or clarifying yourself, making it worse. Sports should NEVER be about politics. There are Canadians on your team, who probably despise American politics more than you, but they went to the White House, and have for years, no matter their politics, Bush, Obama or whoever! http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes.com/2...rnment-bruins-thomas-skips-white-house-visit/ You're a goalie, and a damn good one. Stop trying to be a politician. Sports should be about uniting people, not dividing them. Shame on you, Tim Thomas, for doing this to the game.